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Persephone Rising at Equinoxtide

In mid February of 2016, I stood on the dike along a bend in the Connecticut River watching the ice floes come down from the north. First, there were just the sludgy, half-submerged chunks with their edges clicking together in the surface water. Then whole islands of white snow took their place and set a new [...]

Solstice Seed at Equinox Reflection & Spread

The Equinox arrives March 20th. At this time of year, day and night stand equal inviting us to contemplate and connect with balances of light and dark, life and death, grief and joy. As we tend these opposites we may come to know how they each contain the other, and how they work together to bring [...]

Solstice Seed of the New

We’ve been Waiting with the Dark as part of the Descent and Return of the Light seasonal ritual, and as we shift into the return of the light, we invite a Solstice seed of the new to show its first shape to us. The Shining Tribe Tarot‘s version of the Ace of Wands. You can do [...]

Waiting with the Dark: Dark Power

There is no end to death. There is no end to birth. And what has been lost, lives still in the dark, waiting for its moment waiting for its form into which to be re-born. These are the 2015 Guardians from the Dark Goddess Tarot who inspired my poem above   This third week of [...]

Waiting with the Dark: A Week with the Ancestors

“In the dark, every voice could be the voice of an ancestor or a spirit guide. In the darkness, who can tell the living from the dead?” ― Clark Strand, Waking Up to the Dark The ancestors are our biological family, of course, but also those connected to us through choice, place, ideas, and traditions. Like [...]